WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - $85 billion dollars in Sequester cuts is forcing civilian employees at Westover to take non-paid days off.
The furloughs begin on July 8th.
Each civilian will have to take one unpaid day off a week, until they reach a total of 11 days.
Col. Steven Vautrain, the commander of the 439th airlift wing told 22News it results in about a 20% pay cut for the last three months of the year.
"Our civilian personnel office has links to places where they can receive some kind of monetary assistance if they need that. So we're trying to prepare them, and we started doing that in February. So hopefully people have been saving money for the rainy days that I think are coming," Col. Steven Vautrain told 22News.
The 11 unpaid days are actually less than the 22 that were originally planned.